Designing Knowledge

Author: Weidinger, Jürgen
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ISBN: 3798327718
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Entwerfer und Entwurfsdisziplinen reklamieren gegenwärtig selbstbewusst,dass durch Entwerfen neues Wissen generiert wird. Prozessorientierte Abläufe im kreativen Schaffen wie Entwurfsergebnisse in Form realisierter Projekte erweitern ständig den eigenen Wissensstand und den Wissensstand anderer Disziplinen. Wie dieses neue Verhältnis von Wissenserzeugung und Entwerfen sich auf Praxis und Forschung auswirkt und in Modellen erfassbar ist oder wie diese entwurfsbasierte Wissensmehrung für Landschaftsarchitekten systematischer ausgewertet werden kann, beleuchtet Herausgeber Jürgen Weidinger im dritten Band seiner Publikationsreihe. How a design-based knowledge creation offers increasing knowledge about designing, about qualities of (landscape-)architecture and the processes of learning how to design are a focus in third volume of a series published by Professor Jürgen Weidinger.

Uncertainty and Risk

Author: Mohammed Abdellaoui
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540489355
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This book tries to sort out the different meanings of uncertainty and to discover their foundations. It shows that uncertainty can be represented using various tools and mental guidelines. Coverage also examines alternative ways to deal with risk and risk attitude concepts. Behavior under uncertainty emerges from this book as something to base more on inquiry and reflection rather than on mere intuition.

Synchronization

Author: Alexander Balanov
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540721282
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This fascinating work is devoted to the fundamental phenomenon in physics – synchronization that occurs in coupled non-linear dissipative oscillators. Examples of such systems range from mechanical clocks to population dynamics, from the human heart to neural networks. The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that the complexity of synchronous patterns of real oscillating systems can be described in the framework of the general approach, and the authors study this phenomenon as applied to oscillations of different types, such as those with periodic, chaotic, noisy and noise-induced nature.

Basic Physiology

Author: P.D. Sturkie
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461380812
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Basic Physiology is an introduction to vertebrate physiology, stressing human physiology at the organ level, and includ ing requisite anatomy integrated with function. One chapter deals solely with topographic anatomy in atlas form and microscopic anatomy of the principal tissues of the body. Additional chapters cover cellular and general physiology; nervous system, muscle; blood and tissue fluids, heart and circulation; respiration, digestion and absorption; intermedi ary metabolism; energy metabolism; temperature regulation; nutrition; kidney; endocrinology, including hypophysis, re production; thyroids, parathyroids, adrenals and pancreas. All concepts are emphasized and well illustrated, and con troversial material is omitted. It is written at a level suited to undergraduate students who have had introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, and to more ad vanced students who wish to review the basic concepts of physiology. This volume should be especially useful as a text for de partments of biology, zoology, nursing, health, and agricul tural sciences that offer courses in vertebrate and human physiology. Basic Physiology is written by seven subject matter special ists who have considerable experience in teaching their specialty to undergraduates studying physiology and biology.

Mathematical Physiology

Author: James Keener
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387793887
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Divided into two volumes, the book begins with a pedagogical presentation of some of the basic theory, with chapters on biochemical reactions, diffusion, excitability, wave propagation and cellular homeostasis. The second, more extensive part discusses particular physiological systems, with chapters on calcium dynamics, bursting oscillations and secretion, cardiac cells, muscles, intercellular communication, the circulatory system, the immune system, wound healing, the respiratory system, the visual system, hormone physiology, renal physiology, digestion, the visual system and hearing. New chapters on Calcium Dynamics, Neuroendocrine Cells and Regulation of Cell Function have been included.

Handbook on Peace Education

Author: Gavriel Salomon
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136874518
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This handbook encompasses a range of disciplines that underlie the field of peace education and provides the rationales for the ways it is actually carried out . The discipline is a composite of contributions from a variety of disciplines ranging from social psychology to philosophy and from communication to political science. That is, peace education is an applied subject which is practiced in differing ways, but must always be firmly based on a range of established empirical disciplines. The volume is structured around contributions from expert scholars in various fields that underpin peace education, plus contributions from experts in applying peace education in a range of settings, all complemented by chapters which deal with issues related to research and evaluation of peace education.

Uncertain Times

Author: Peter J. Hammer
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822385023
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This volume revisits the Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow’s classic 1963 essay “Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care” in light of the many changes in American health care since its publication. Arrow’s groundbreaking piece, reprinted in full here, argued that while medicine was subject to the same models of competition and profit maximization as other industries, concepts of trust and morals also played key roles in understanding medicine as an economic institution and in balancing the asymmetrical relationship between medical providers and their patients. His conclusions about the medical profession’s failures to “insure against uncertainties” helped initiate the reevaluation of insurance as a public and private good. Coming from diverse backgrounds—economics, law, political science, and the health care industry itself—the contributors use Arrow’s article to address a range of present-day health-policy questions. They examine everything from health insurance and technological innovation to the roles of charity, nonprofit institutions, and self-regulation in addressing medical needs. The collection concludes with a new essay by Arrow, in which he reflects on the health care markets of the new millennium. At a time when medical costs continue to rise, the ranks of the uninsured grow, and uncertainty reigns even among those with health insurance, this volume looks back at a seminal work of scholarship to provide critical guidance for the years ahead. Contributors Linda H. Aiken Kenneth J. Arrow Gloria J. Bazzoli M. Gregg Bloche Lawrence Casalino Michael Chernew Richard A. Cooper Victor R. Fuchs Annetine C. Gelijns Sherry A. Glied Deborah Haas-Wilson Mark A. Hall Peter J. Hammer Clark C. Havighurst Peter D. Jacobson Richard Kronick Michael L. Millenson Jack Needleman Richard R. Nelson Mark V. Pauly Mark A. Peterson Uwe E. Reinhardt James C. Robinson William M. Sage J. B. Silvers Frank A. Sloan Joshua Graff Zivin